Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 305                                    
Course Title: Foundations of Literature and Law
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will give students the tools to think and write effectively about the emerging interdisciplinary field of literature and the law. We will identify and question the basic rules and assumptions of both literature and the law, and examine the ways in which the two disciplines converge and diverge. Topics may include: literature and law as narrative systems; acts of interpretation; the status of facts; literature as a point of resistance to the law; the role of persuasion in law and storytelling; reading law as literature.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201, LIT 260
Start Date:    01/31/2011                         End Date: